9:15 a.m.: IL: It is with immense sadness that we report the passing minutes ago of hachosson R’ Yitzchok Samet z”l, an 18-year-old chosson from Toldos Aharon. Yitzchok is the second fatality whose life was claimed by the packed crowd at the levaya of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner z”l.
Klal Yisroel has been mourning the petirah of Reb Mordechai Gerber z”l, who perished amidst the crush at the crowded levaya. The tragedy has now grown with the passing of Yitzchok, who had been at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah fighting for his life. He succumbed to his wounds minutes ago.
Yitzchok was a son of Rav Moshe and Mrs. Aidel Samet of Yerushalayim. Mrs. Samet is a daughter of the famed Rav Meir Vallis. Yitzchok cousin, Avrohom Vallis z”l, was killed last year in the tragic tractor attack in Yerushalayim.
Yitzchok was a talmid of Mosdos Toldos Aharon. At the end of the month of Shevat, he got enagaged to a daughter of Rav Moshe Frish and a granddaughter of Rav Doniel Frish zt”l.
Described as an accomplished, successful ben Torah with a pleasant disposition who was beloved to all, Yitzchok had gotten engaged just one month ago. Instead of his wedding, his family and friends will now attend his levaya.
There are no words to describe the feelings of Jews around the globes as they learn of this second tragic passing in a matter of days.
The levaya will be held at 3 p.m. at the Toldos Aharon Bais Medrash in Meah Shearim, followed by kevurah on Har Hazeisim.
May Hashem end all the suffering.
Umachah Hashem dimah mei’al kol ponim.